Columnist David Morris: Skerton pupils take petition to number 10

MP David Morris.
MP David Morris.

You will be aware that I have been campaigning to save Skerton Community High School.

On Friday I again visited the school to speak to pupils and staff.

You may be aware that their school is under threat of closure and that Lancashire County Council’s consultation into the school’s future closed on Friday. The consultation period has had a really negative effect on the pupils and it has been a very difficult time for staff too. On Friday I spoke to pupils and staff at an assembly with the hope that I could boost morale ahead of the half-term break. I also took questions from the pupils so thank you to everyone at Skerton Community High School for making me so welcome.

For your reference I have published on my website the letter that I submitted to the consultation. If you have a few minutes please take a look at and please click on ‘Save Skerton School’ in my campaigns section.

On Thursday, some of the pupils from Skerton Community High School will travel to London. I will accompany them to Downing Street where they will present their petition to keep Skerton Community High School open to Number 10.

I have also been able to schedule a meeting with Education Minister Lord Nash. This gives the pupils the opportunity to not only take their campaign to Downing Street but also to the very top of the Education Department.

I am always very keen to hear your ideas of how we can improve Morecambe and Lunesdale. Please do contact me with your ideas and become a stakeholder in our community. My contact details are listed below.

My next advice surgery is on Friday December 6 at Tesco Carnforth. My supermarket surgeries are drop-in surgeries so there is no need to make an appointment. If you need my help or advice you can always contact my office on 01524 841225.

If you want to write to me you can do so via or you can e-mail or write to Office 204 Riverway House, Morecambe Road, Skerton LA1 2RX.